Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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effect My told me he should not hinder me in anything of that kind and he would be glad if I could raise anything towards helping the work along. I set off wrote a subscription paper in which I agreed to return all the money which I was subscribed giving back to Each individual that which I received from him or her, in case it could not be applied to the bulem building of the meeting house When I had writen this subscription paper I took to each one of my daughters and my boarders 2 of whom were who was afterwards married to <​my oldest son​> and who was married to my youngest son they all gave me what pocket money they had by them. I then went to Brother Bosley’s and received something from each of his family As I was leaving Brother Bosley’s house I met and informed him of what I was about and he told me to go on and prosper and it was even so. I did prosper for in about 2 weeks Ive had everything in fine order for commencing the work I employed one a man to case and make the doors at a reduced price and engaged the sash and casing for the windows of one Mr Bar who agreed to make the sash for 4 cents a light This man went immediately to the house and began to take the measurement of the windows but in consequence of some misunderstanding with forbid his doing the work according. Mr Bar came to my to enquire about <​get some explanation​> the of the affair accordingly a counsel was called and after a 3 hours sitting it was voted by the counsel that should go ahead and finish the house as she thought proper I then proceeded to collect means employ hands and get together the necessary materials untill I had the house entirely completed and there was but $6 left unpaid and this I pai brought up the arrears by disposing of produce and the house was thoroughly finished for there was not a <​door​> fastening which was wanting—
Nothing occurred worthy of mention between this time and [p. [11], bk. 13]
effect My told me he should not hinder me in anything of that kind and he would be glad if I could raise anything towards helping the work along. I wrote a subscription paper in which I agreed to return all the money which was subscribed giving back to Each individual that which I received from him or her, in case it could not be applied to the building of the meeting house When I had writen this subscription paper I took to each one of my daughters and my boarders 2 of whom were who was afterwards married to my oldest son and who was married to my youngest son they all gave me what pocket money they had by them. I then went to Brother Bosley’s and received something from each of his family As I was leaving Brother Bosley’s house I met and informed him of what I was about and he told me to go on and prosper and it was even so. I did prosper for in about 2 weeks I had everything in fine order for commencing the work I employed a man to case and make the doors at a reduced price and engaged the sash and casing for the windows of one Mr Bar who agreed to make the sash for 4 cents a light This man went immediately to the house and began to take the measurement of the windows but in consequence of some misunderstanding forbid his doing the work according. Mr Bar came to my to get some explanation of the affair accordingly a counsel was called and after a 3 hours sitting it was voted by the counsel that should go ahead and finish the house as she thought proper I then proceeded to collect means employ hands and get together the necessary materials untill I had the house entirely completed and there was but $6 left unpaid and brought up the arrears by disposing of produce and the house was thoroughly finished for there was not a door fastening which was wanting—
Nothing occurred worthy of mention between this time and [p. [11], bk. 13]
Page [11], bk. 13